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A Dubious "Roman Coin"

 
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 Posted 01/18/2022  6:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This unattributed piece was in with a bunch of late Roman bronzes. I'm quite leery of it as to authenticity, but it got thrown in gratis with my purchase, so no big deal if it turns out to be a piece of junk. Hard for me to tell if the porosity is from deterioration or being cast. The color suggests to me more of a brass than bronze composition. 19 mm in diameter with the weight coming in at 3.4 grams.







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If you see soft features I check with others from the series and if they often look like this the coin is OK. This seems fine to me.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Well, if it's Greek that'd be a good reason for its not looking very genuinely Roman!

So Aeolis, Kyme, BMC 120, similar to the semi-autonomous issue cataloged as BMC 118, except it's slightly larger & heavier, and Tyche on the obverse faces left rather than right. Might well be from the same time period, though, which would be 253-268 AD.

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